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Those were the days

During his brief tenure as Menlo Park's first police chief beginning in 1928, Thomas Furman, shown here with his daughter Dolores, reported that he had closed 24 gambling dens and padlocked 17 speakeasies.

The former San Francisco police officer left Menlo Park in 1930 after an outcry for his ouster by residents opposed to his zealous crime-fighting tactics, which many thought would harm the town's prosperity.

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